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Spring 2020 Books Sandwiched In

New COVID developments. New restrictions. New BSI plan!

The Library is closed; we don’t have access to the building. We will post whatever we are able to obtain from our BSI reviewers here: videos and/or outlines of their presentations.

Watch the Books Sandwiched In review of The Yellow House (click here to view)

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Library for future programs after COVID-19 has been addressed.

Download the Spring 2020 BSI brochure (for reference only; see above)

MARCH 17 – The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah Broom (video review posted!)

MARCH 24 – Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call to American Independence by Harlow Giles Unger

MARCH 31 – State: A Team, A Triumph, A Transformation by Melissa Isaacson

APRIL 7 – No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

APRIL 14 – Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell

APRIL 21– Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews (and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton)

APRIL 28 – Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

MAY 5 – *SPECIAL EVENT, presented in collaboration with Central Library’s Local History & Genealogy Division

Book Review 12:12pm-12:52pm

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

 Tour of the Dinkle Exhibit 1:30pm-2pm

“Based on careful analyses of multiple historical documents, Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation.” (William Julius Wilson, author of The Truly Disadvantaged)